2019 NFL mock draft: Cleveland Browns trade back into 1st round in version 4.0

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The Cleveland Browns embark on the 2019 NFL Draft without a first-round pick, but in mock version 4.0, they trade back into the first round.

We are one week away from the 2019 NFL Draft! I am going to shift from a what should a team team to, what would I do if I was a team drafting. This will be a quick first round mock draft, I’ll be back next week for a three-round mock draft(!) and if I am upright afterwards, I’ll finish up what I expect the Cleveland Browns to do in the later rounds.

So, as we take a break from playing the Browns’ schedule game, without further ado…here’s how the first round of the NFL should shake out…and there are surprises!

Most notably, Kyler Murray doesn’t go first overall, and the Browns sneak back into the first round…And here…we…go!

1. Arizona-Nick Bosa-DE-Ohio St-I believe in Josh Rosen, and I believe in stacking the board. I could have Nick Bosa and Josh Rosen, as opposed to Kyler Murray and say a pass rusher at 46. If the Cards believe Murray is a better prospect than Josh Rosen, I am an advocate they should make the pick and Murray and worry about Rosen later.

2. Oakland-Kyler Murray-QB-Oklahoma-Yes, the Niners trade out here with Bosa off the board, Niners get pick 27 to make the move. As much as I believe in Rosen, I don’t have the same faith in Derek Carr, and Kyler Murray fits the Gruden mold as a QB who can move the pocket, like Rich Gannon did.

3. New York Jets-Jonah Williams-T-Alabama-I’m not worried about arm length with Jonah Williams and the Jets need to give Sam Darnold better protection up front. Ideally, I would trade back, but with Murray and Bosa gone, and without the Giants having the ammo to make the deal(3 2nds) the Jets hold still.

4. San Francisco-Quinnen Williams-DT-Alabama-Niner fans should be thrilled, picking up an extra one, and picking up Quinnnen Williams, a force inside to pair with DeForest Buckner.

5, Tampa Bay-Devin White-LB-LSU-Devin White is a sideline to sideline force to shore up the front seven of the Bucs.